Governor Commends Military’s Effort To End Crisis In Plateau State
The Governor of Plateau State, Caleb Mutfwang has applauded the military for it’s swift intervention in the recent crisis in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and environs.
Governor Mutfwang gave the commendation while receiving the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on a courtesy visit to Government House Rayfield, Jos.
He said that “the GOC/Commander OPSH had demonstrated a high sense of commitment and passion for peace and security of the people by relocating the Headquarters of OPSH to Mangu in the heat of the unrest.”
The Governor said that the State Government has started seeing positive moves by the military to arrest the ugly situation. as the people of the area have started feeling safer and secured.
Governor Mutfuang thanked the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General CG Musa and the Chief of Army Staff, Major General TA Lagbaja for delivering on their promises to support the ongoing efforts in restoring absolute peace to the troubled region.
He remarked that the time has come for the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff and the GOC to write their names in gold by permanently ending the crisis on the Plateau.
Speaking further, the Governor noted “the necessity of applying kinetic measures where non- Kinetic approach seems ineffective as he assured of the cooperation and collaboration of his administration to team up with the military against the enemies of the state.”
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division NA and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General AE Abubakar said that national security must be prioritized in the interest of peace, unity and development of the country.
He reiterated that “the military was committed to both kinetic and non-kinetic measures alongside government support to finding lasting solution to security issues in the state.”
General Abubakar further said he relocated the Headquarters OPSH to Mangu to enable him access the situation with a view to implementing strategies to combat the problem.
According to him, “the troops have been beefed up to partake in the ongoing operations to flush out the criminal elements causing havoc in the troubled local government areas.”
The GOC/Commander OPSH also noted the deployment of additional critical combat enablers approved by the Chief of Army Staff to facilitate troops’ operations in difficult terrains.
He assured the Governor of the commitment of the Nigerian Army to quickly restore normalcy to all troubled regions in the Plateau.
Major highlights of the visit was the presentation of memento to the Executive Governor by the GOC/ Commander OPSH and group photographs.
PR/ Mercy Chukwudiebere